Washington D.C., United States Travel Guide

Last Updated: Jan 2024

Washington DC is a must-see for any serious traveler, with North America’s largest collection of huge monuments and free museums, plus great nightlife and interesting neighborhoods.

Why Visit Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. Facts

Population 600,000
Area 5,400,000
Timezone UTC-5
Currency US dollar
Airports Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Where to eat and drink in Washington D.C.

Budget breakfastParts of the city lack fast food and casual dining options, so things can be pricey.$7.00 - $11.00
Budget lunchThere's some good fast food, but not much else in the budget category. Museum cafeterias are never good value.$8.00 - $13.00
Budget dinnerPlenty of great restaurants in the nightlife districts, but in the downtown hotel zone it can be tricky on a budget.$12.00 - $20.00
Beer (pint)Go to the nightlife areas for fun bars and to avoid expensive hotel bars.$6.00 - $9.00
Cocktails (glass)Again, prices range greatly and are highest in hotels and clubs.$7.00 - $15.00
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When to visit Washington D.C.

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Washington D.C. Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar7:10am7:21pm
21 Jun5:43am8:37pm
21 Sep6:55am7:07pm
21 Dec7:23am4:49pm

Where to stay in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. Hotel Seasons

Washington D.C. Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar50.00 - 120.00
starstarstarstarstar60.00 - 184.00
starstarstarstarstar72.00 - 270.00
starstarstarstarstar190.00 - 325.00
starstarstarstarstar334.00 - 650.00
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Washington D.C. Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed24.00 - 40.00

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